Dr. TJ  —

Doctor & Poet

Dr. TJ Shaw is a medical doctor and nationally ranked poet. His poetry examines historical and current issues in healthcare. He has competed against some of the greatest slam poets hailing from major cities across North America including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Vancouver, as well as countries around the world such as Australia, France and Germany. Dr. TJ is the 2019 Orlando Poetry Grand Slam Champion, a 2019 Final Stage poet at the World Poetry Slam, and currently the 8th ranked slam poet in the world! Whether challenging dominant narratives related to health and race, bringing awareness to health inequalities, scrutinizing the stigma of mental health, or just sharing various personal experiences; Dr. TJ strives to use his unique platform to cultivate a deeper, more critical engagement with healthcare issues, one based in both empathy and urgency.

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